The Taj Majahual, a private luxury residence, is situated in one of the world’s most unspoiled beach locations on México’s beautiful Yucatán Peninsula in the eastern state of Quintana Roo.
It is located in the intimate community of Placer, where sky and sea merge, and soft creamy sand is kissed by the ebb of sparkling clear aqua-colored water. This romantically remote residence caters to those who wish to ‘hammock’ and beachcomb their days in paradise.
For those who seek an active agenda, a world-class coral reef is located very close to shore, and the Taj Majahual is 20 minutes from Mahahual, and Cancún is a 4-hour drive. Both offer a myriad of maritime and tropical adventures, as well as shopping, dining, and sight-seeing
Ammenities: Gourmet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, including a Dishwasher
Furniture Fashioned by Local Artisans, featuring Local Woods (Equipal, Zebra wood, Bambú)
European Hurricane Windows and Stilt Design
Mosaic Plunge Pool with custom Starfish designed by a Local Artist.
Pillowtop Mattresses in all Bedrooms
Al fresco Dining Temple with Zebra Wood Table and Stunning
Features: Onsite English-speaking Caretaker
Solar and Generator powered Electricity
Optional Air Conditioning in Upper Level Bedrooms
Beach Palapas and Lounge Chairs
Hand Painted Talavera Tile
Hand Made Saltillo Tile
Original Oil Paintings
Imported Bronze Dolphin Fountains
Meditteranean Terraces with Private Balconeys off of each Bedroom
We spent our 25th Anniversary at Taj Mah. and it was just what we were looking for. It was very private, our own private beach. During our stay we were the only two guests so it felt as if we had the entire home. We stayed in the Sultan Suite and it was decorated very nice, not with cheap items but very nice items most made from the area. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we could possibly use. The home is also very wonderful for unique photo shoots of any kind due to the privacy and the decor and arrangement of the home. I did several photo shoots for which I had brought costumes for. Plan to take your food and drinks and necessities with you as it is a long way to town. We rented a car and I would recommend that as we drove from the Cancun airport and once we arrived we were able to drive anywhere we wanted to go allowing us to drive the beach road from one end to another (took 2 days to do). There are alot of areas to pull off and swim, picnic or take pictures. Thank you Gabriel for being a wonderful host!
We have just returned to snow and cold after a week in the paradise of Taj Majahual and the Costa Maya.
We decided to pull out all the stops for our 50th wedding anniversary and took our children and grandchildren on the trip of a lifetime. Gabe’s Taj Majahual was the perfect spot! We had plenty of room for all three families—and in luxury accommodations.
The beach, the silken sand, the deliciously warm water, and the sunrises! What more could one dream of? Well, to top it off, the most beautiful setting. The house, with its gorgeous tiles and mosaics, is breathtaking. With porches all around, we had delightful breezes to cool us. The grandchildren frolicked on the Caribbean shore and in the sea—and so did we all (for me, it was the first time I’d set foot in the sea for over 50 years!), and afterwards, they swam in the darling 13’ wide plunge pool, which was just large enough for the three of them. In fact, the two smallest ones gained enough confidence there to stick their heads into the water and start swimming instead of dog-paddling. They delighted in resting in the hammocks provided. The kitchen is very well-equipped (and very prettily done, again in talavera tiles), and we fixed all but one of our meals there. It was fun buying our food from the “grocery truck” that comes on Thursday and Sunday (the kids were about to run screaming from the kitchen when they found that our 2 half-chickens came with heads and feet!—good learning experience). We were very sad to leave.
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful home, Gabe and Cindy.
We were a group of families from Belize City that visited the Taj on Easter vacation 2013. The entire stay was fabulous. The property is well maintained, very private and beautiful. The caretaker was the best . Definitely we will return!
Taj Majahual is a secluded beach residence that is hundreds of yards from its nearest neighbor, on an uncrowded beach. Days will go by with no one but the local fisherman walking by.
While secluded, the property is secured by being fully fenced, having two four legged security guards, and a full time onsite American caretaker. He lives in a casita that is removed from the main house.
The beach is in a bay that is protected by a barrier reef, so the surf is minimal. Snorkeling is available right off the beach, with world class snorkeling about 1/2 mile away.
From the west side of the house you can see a large lagoon,jungle, and sunsets over the lagoon. From the east side, the ocean, beach, and sunrises.
There is a restaurant a short walk up the beach. Restaurants, bars, and shopping are in the town of Mahahual (Costa Maya Port) about 20 kilometers away.
One guest described the property well- 'It's like arriving on a deserted island that happens to have a 5 star hotel'.
Other Activities: While not actually an activity, one unique event is the local fishermen coming up to the front gate almost every afternoon with whatever they have just speared. The property was once a coconut plantation and has coco palms through out
Bacalar laguna is beautiful and about 1.5 hours away. The town of Mahahual is charming. Or just relax at the villa. A local food truck comes right to the gate twice a week with produce, local fruits, hot tortillas and the best homemade tamales wrapped in banana leaves.
Looking for a swim partner? One of the property dogs will swim with you in the ocean surf. You can have it all, nature, amenities in one the most beautiful villas in the area with the only plunge pool designed by a local artist. The same artist designed a Arabic inspired tile rug out of Mexican talavera. When not rented, many in the area stop just to admire the custom art, unique architecture and design of the villa which are a close tie to the stunning views.